Affiliate or Adsense : Know the Pros and Cons




What is Adsense?

Google AdSense is a program run by Google that allows publishers in the Google Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements, that are targeted to site content and audience. These advertisements are administered, sorted, and maintained by Google. They can generate revenue on either a per-click or per-impression basis. (Wiki)

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission which is a percentage of the amount of the product that you sell via promotion. The different Affiliate Models are :

  • CPA – Cost per acquistion
  • CPL – Cost per lead and cost per click
  • CPM – Cost per mile

Breakdown of comparison between Adsense and Affiliate

In terms of simplicity, it is easier to get approved for affiliate marketing than it is to get an approved Adsense account. The truth is that affiliate indeed pays more than Google Adsense. In Affiliate marketing you have a variety and almost any product of your choice can be used to make money. You’ll have comparatively less flexibility in Adsense. Affiliate links can be places only on those pages of your site where you have the product mentioned whereas Adsense works on your entire site.

Adsense will bring you steady daily income but this daily income will be less than what you’ll earn in a single affiliate sale. Most of the affiliate companies offer PayPal as a payment method, whereas AdSense does not.

Following are some of the highest paying affiliate programs:

One affiliate sale can get you $10-$100, depending on the product. For the best results, you should use a mixture of both Adsense and Affiliate to make the maximum profit.

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